In her talk, Professor Rosalind W. Picard, Sc.D. will explore the topic of Affective Computing, giving examples of how AI and machine learning are becoming embedded in our wearables and smartphones, and the promise these technologies hold for improving lives for patients with conditions including Autism, Epilepsy, and Depression — the latter which is on track to become the #1 disease burden. Could wearable AI technology change that future?

Presented at InterSystems Global Summit 2018 by Rosalind Picard, Sc.D., Founder and Director, Affective Computing Research Group, MIT Media Lab

Professor Rosalind W. Picard, Sc.D. is founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, and faculty chair of MIT’s Mind+Hand+Heart Initiative. She co-founded Empatica, Inc. which created the first FDA-approved smartwatch being used today in neurology, and Affectiva, Inc. delivering technology to help measure and communicate emotion.

She is known internationally for her pioneering work in the field of Affective Computing, which seeks to create emotionally smart AI technologies in service of better human health and wellbeing. Professor Picard is an active inventor with over a dozen patents, and she has consulted for some of the largest tech companies in the world, including Apple and Samsung. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The London Independent, National Public Radio, New Scientist, ABC’s World News Tonight, Vogue, Wired, and Time.